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Minister’s PA Did It? 3 Arrests Over Chemistry Paper Leak in Bengaluru

Students protested in Bengaluru over cancelled exams following a question paper leak BENGALURU:  Three men have been arrested for the leak of the Class 12 chemistry exam paper in Bengaluru – not once but twice – and among them is a minister’s top aide. Oblaraju, personal assistant to Medical Education Minister Sharanaparakash Rudrappa Patil, was arrested in the afternoon. The police say he accessed the question paper easily and circulated it. The others arrested are Rudrappa, an office manager, and Manjunath, a physical education teacher and insurance agent. They both…

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IIT-Kharagpur Lost Out In Rankings Over Faculty-Student Ratio, Says Director

‘India Rankings 2016’ released by the Human Resource Development Ministry ranked IIT Kharagpur at Number 3. KOLKATA: The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, which came third in the Education Ministry’sranking of engineering institutes in the country, on Monday said it lost out mainly due to its faculty-student ratio. “We lost out primarily due to our faculty-student ratio as we were placed eighth in the list. We have 11,300-plus students, which is by far the largest. In all other areas, our performance was very close to the top,” IIT-Kharagpur Director Partha Pratim…

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NIT Srinagar Unrest: Will Ensure No Student Deals With Injustice, Says Smriti Irani

SRINAGAR:  Union Education Minister Smriti Irani has assured students that examinations will be conducted in a “secure environment” at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, where student protesters were lathicharged by the police during clashes on Tuesday evening. Here are the 10 latest developments in this story Ms Irani said she has spoken to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who has assured her that students will be safe at the institute and that no student will deal with injustice. Ms Irani, who sent top officials to the…

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‘We Want Our Tricolour Back,’ Students To Central Team At NIT Srinagar

Students of NIT who are from outside Kashmir, clashed with the police at the institute’s gate when they were prevented from leaving the campus. SRINAGAR: In a packed hall at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar, a student representative today told visiting officials from the Centre’s education ministry that they want the institute shifted out of Srinagar and want action taken against policemen who lathicharged student protesters late on Tuesday evening. “And we want our national flag back from the police,” he said amid loud cheers from fellow students,…

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Was Misinformed About ‘Mild Lathi Charge’ At NIT: Nirmal Singh To NDTV

Nirmal Singh said police officers involved in lathi charge at NIT Srinagar campus will be punished. A day after he described the assault on students at the NIT campus in Srinagar as “a mild lathi charge”, Nirmal Singh, the Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, told NDTV he had been misinformed of the facts. “Police officers who were involved in lathi charge will be punished. I was told it was a ‘mild’ lathi charge which is why I used that term earlier,” he said in an interview amid much…

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No Weightage Of Class XII Marks In JEE Ranking From 2017: Education Ministry

The performance of the students in the 12th class examination shall be a crucial parameter for determining the eligibility of the student for the JEE. (Representational Image) Class XII marks will not be a factor in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) rankings for admissions in engineering undergraduate courses starting next year, the Human Resource Development ministry headed by Smriti Irani said on Thursday. Ministry officials said the decision was taken after a committee set up by IIT Council submitted recommendations on changes in the JEE pattern, which were put in the…

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